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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

The podcast examines the Wrotham Park case, and the way its approach has been developed. It explains what the House of Lords decided in Blake, and what, if any, principles can be distilled for the decision. It looks at how the Courts developed the law in the Hendrix and WWF cases and ends by considering the recent Devenish case.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the Wrotham Park case, and the way its approach has been developed;
  • Know what the House of Lords decided in Blake, and what, if any, principles can be distilled for the decision;
  • Know how the Courts developed the law in the Hendrix and WWF cases;
  • Understand the recent consideration of this line of authority in the Devenish case.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Introduction
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Wrotham Park Estate Co Ltd v Parkside Homes Ltd [1974] 1 W.L.R. 798;
  • Attorney General v Blake [2001] 1 A.C. 268;
  • Experience Hendrix LLC v PPX Enterprises Inc [2003] EWCA Civ 323;
  • World Wide Fund for Nature v. World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. [2007] EWCA Civ 286;
  • Devenish Nutrition Ltd v Sanofi-Aventis [2008] EWCA 1086;
  • Stoke on Trent City Council v W & J Wass Ltd (No.1) [1988] 1 W.L.R. 1406;
  • Richard Buxton, 'How the common law gets made: Hedley Byrne and other cautionary tales' L.Q.R. 2009, 125(Jan), 60-78;
  • Ralph Cunnington, 'Changing conceptions of compensation' C.L.J. 2007, 66(3), 507-510.

This podcast discusses the development of Wrotham Park damages, and the account for profits ordered by the House of Lords in Blake. It looks in detail at the Blake case, and then considers the Court of Appeal decisions in Hendrix, WWF and the recent Devenish case.

Podcast added: 06/10/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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